Foundational Teachings of Jesus Christ Bible Teacher Leon Emmanuel
Foundation / θεμέλιος The first principle one we use all the time. Help us to move from known to unknown. Help us to move from the simple to the complex. If you neglect the foundations: Biblical understanding will incorporate some unusual ideas, Leads you to wrong imagination The foundational teachings must be kept in heart and if you loos it you have to learn again. (Heb.5:11-6:1-8, 1king.5:17,7:10) Θεμέλιος, themelios : something put down
The foundations Heb 6:1 “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation ...” Doctrine of repentance from dead works.(2) Doctrine of faithtoward God (2) Doctrine of baptisms. (2) Doctrine of laying on of hands. (2) Doctrine of resurrection of the dead. (2) Doctrine of eternaljudgment. (2) “......And this will we do, if God permit.”
Doctrine of repentancefrom dead works The significance of the Hebrew word Dm (nacham): God is said "to change His mind" or "repent" about something in the context of the following passages: Genesis 6:6; Exodus 32:14; Judges 2:18; 1 Samuel 15:35; Psalm 90:13; Jeremiah 15:6; 42:10; Amos7:3, 6. 2. Since God is immutable and does not change, these expressions are anthropopathismswhich are designed to explain divine acts of discipline in terms of human attitudes and expressions. Hence, anthropopathismsare used for the communication of divine attitude and policy in man's language—the language ofaccommodation.
Doctrine of repentance 3. The Greek verb getavogco(metanoeo), translated "repent,“ means a complete change of mind and has no emotional con‑notation. 4. Since metanoeoand nacham are transitive verbs, they must have a subject and an object. Hence, the subject changes his mind about some object in the context. 5. The salvation use of metanoeo: In each case, the unbeliever is the subject, while the Lord Jesus Christ is the object. In a few cases, God the Father is the object of repentance (change of mind) because He is the author of the divine plan, Operation Grace (Matt. 12:41; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3, 5; 15:7, 10; 16:30-31; Acts 17:30; 20:21; 26:20; Heb. 12:17; 2 Pet. 3:9). Note: The unbeliever does not repent toward sin, but toward the Savior.
Doctrine of repentance 6. Salvation repentance is defined as a change of attitude toward Jesus Christ prior to or coterminous with salvation. The unbeliever cannot understand spiritual phenomena (1 Cor. 2:14), so the Holy Spirit acts as a human spirit in the percep‑tion of the Gospel (John 16:8-11; 2 Tim. 2:25). The Holy Spirit makes the Gospel both yvciiatg(gnosis) and kniyvcoatg (epignosis)in the soul of the unbeliever thereby facilitating his change of attitude. 7. The verb, metanoeo, is also used for believers in phase two in the following manner: Change of attitude toward human good (Heb. 6:1) Change of attitude in reversionism toward doctrine (2 Cor12:21; Rev. 2:5, 16, 22; 3:19)
Doctrine of repentance 8. The Greek verb, iletailgAoilat(metamelomai),is also trans‑lated "repent," which is incorrect. This verb has an emotional connotation, indicating "regret" or "feeling sorry for something one has done." 9. Four uses of metamelomai: Regret of a previous action (Matt. 21:29). Regret of Judas Iscariot (Matt. 27:3). Such regret occurred under emotional revolt; regret has no spiritual connotation or advantage. No regrets on God's part regarding salvation and spiritual gifts (Rom. 11:29). No regrets on the Father's part regarding the appointment of Christ as High Priest (Heb. 7:21).
Doctrine of repentance 10. The noun, getaivota(metanoia), meaning "change of mind" is used in the following passages: Acts 20:21, Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Hebrews 6:1, 6; 2 Peter 3:9.
Dead works Dead work is called Operational death. Operational death is any form of Christian service apart from the filling of the Holy Spirit—human good produced by the carnal believer (1 Tim. 5:6; Heb. 6:1; James 2:26) Any Adam and self wrong motive works are dead works. The work we do with out Faith is a DEAD WORK. Example: Adam and Eve, Cain, Nimrud …… Jesus examples..
Doctrine of faith toward God Faith defined in Heb.11:1-2, 2.cor.5:6-9 Faith comes by hearing of the word of God: Rom.10:17 If you believe and have faith you have to confess: Justification by faith not works ( Rom.4:1-8) Abraham :believes God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Gen 15:6 The Worker: Justification is a gift not earned: David’s Blessed Man Transgressions are forgiven Sins are covered Sins are not counted against him
Faith Everyone expresses faith in something Faith in the physical world. When we sit, sleep… Faith in the spiritual realm: Humanist- Himself Christians- Jesus Christ ( Toward God) Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” What faith is and what faith does is totally deferent.
Justification Justification is by faith through the grace of God. Rom.3:21-22; 4-5, Eph.2:8-10, 2.Cor.13:5, Jn.5:24; 6:44,10:10; 17:3; Act.17:30, Matt.7:21-23 We have to have faith that JESUS CHRIST: Come with flash: 1.Jonn.4:1-3, 5:1-2 Dade for our sin. Rom, 10:9; 1.Cor.15:1-7 Come again to resurrect saints and rule. Faith with out work is dead: James: 2:18-26, Rom.4, Rom.8:23
Misconceptions of Faith Misconceptions Not the ability to manipulate God (health and wealth) Not adhering to a set of beliefs 2 Tim 1:12, “That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.” If your beliefs are not founded on the right person it does not matter what else you believe. Not a blind leap into the dark Not just sincerity Faith has beginner and ender. Heb.12:2 Jesus
What is faith Heb 11:1-3, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.(NKJ)” True faith is confident obedience to God’s word in spite of circumstances or consequences. Two-fold: “substance of things hoped for” “the evidence of things not seen”
the substance & The EVIDENCE “Substance”- hupostasis. Means, “to stand under or support” Faith is the foundation that gives the believer the confidence to stand. NLT- “It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen.” Example: John, pole and our Fathers…etc “Evidence”- elegchos- proof, conviction This inward conviction enables the believe to believe things not yet seen, that God performs what he has promised
WHAT FAITH DOSE Faith Caused Abel to Worship God Heb 11:4, “By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.” He chose the choicest lamb as an offering and brought it the place of sacrifice. True faith looks for an opportunity to worship!
WHAT FAITH DOSE Faith Caused Enoch to Walk with God (5-6) Heb 11:5-6, “By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Gen 5:21-24- Hebrew “walked”- closely and continually with God Key- “he pleased God”
WHAT FAITH DOSE Faith caused Noah to work for God Heb 11:7, “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.” 120 years 450x75x45’ Preached to a people whose hearts and minds were only on evil continually: 2.Pet.2:5 Only 7 responded
WHAT FAITH DOSE Heb 11:6 ``But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.``
God Principles. A. God is One in essence: the Oneness of God or the glory of God refers to His essence (John 10:30). B. The Trinity is One in essence, but three separate person‑alities. C. All of the characteristics of divine essence are eternally resident in God, but not all are manifest at one time. 2. Examples of how divine essence is manifest. In salvation: love In God's plan: omniscience and sovereignty In God's will: sovereignty In faithfulness: immutability and veracity In God's revelation: veracity and omniscience In judgment: righteousness and justice. In resurrection: eternal life.
God 3. The characteristics of the essence of God. A. Love: the most important overall concept in the essence of God. 1.God is eternal and unchangeable love. God's love never diminishes or increases (1 John 4:8b; 4:16). 2. God's love exists with or without a created object be‑cause God loves his own perfect character (Ps. 33:5). 3. God's love needs no response, no reassurance, no dem‑onstrations of faithfulness from its object. 4. God's love can never be compromised because it oper‑ates on His righteousness, His absolute perfection, and His justice, His absolute fairness.
God 5. The love of God is expressed in three categories: a. Divine self-love: Each member of the Trinity loves His own righteousness and loves the other two members of the Godhead, who possess equivalent right‑eousness. b. Divine personal love: God personally loves every be‑liever because we possess the perfect, imputed right‑eousness of God (Rom. 8:39; cf., 2 Cor. 5:21). c. Divine impersonal love: God loves every unbeliever with impersonal love (John 3:16) because His love depends on His own righteousness and justice, not the merit or attractiveness of the object. B. Sovereignty. 1. God is the Supreme Being of the universe (Deut. 4:39; 1 Sam. 2:6-8; 1 Chron. 29:11; 2 Chron. 20:6; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 45:5-6; Acts 17:24).
God 2. King of heaven and earth (Ps. 47:2; 93:1a; Matt. 6:13; Heb. 8:1; Rev. 4:2-3). 3. Eternal (Ps. 93:2), infinite (Ps. 8:1; Acts 5:39; Heb. 6:13), and self-determining (Job 9:12; Ps. 115:3; 135:6; Prov. 21:1; Dan. 4:35). 4. Expression of divine volition (Isa. 46:10b; Eph. 1:5) re‑sulting in the plan for humanity (Ps. 24; Heb. 6:17). Salvation (John 1:13; Rom. 9:15-23). Post-salvation life and provision (Eph. 4:4-13). C. Righteousness. Absolute holiness and righteousness (Lev. 19:2b; 1 Sam. 2:2; Ps. 22:3; 47:8; 111:9; Isa. 6:3; John 17:11; Rev. 3:7; 4:8; 6:10). Goodness (Ps. 25:8; 34:8; 86:5; 119:68; Luke 18:19). Free from sin (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 John 1:5). Perfect in His character and person (Deut. 32:4b; Ps. 7:9; 11:7; 97:6; 111:3; 119:137a; Jer. 23:6; John 17:25a; Rom. 1:17; 10:3; 1 John 2:29).
God 5. Righteous in all His attitudes, actions, and standards (Deut.32:4a; 2 Sam. 22:31a; Ps. 119:137b; 145:17; Dan. 9:14; Rev. 19:2, 11). D. Justice. It is impossible for God to do anything unfair. God's judg‑ments are perfect. Justice administers the penalty which righteousness demands (Deut. 32:4; 2 Chron. 19:7; Job 37:23; Ps. 19:9; 50:6; 58:11; 89:14; Isa. 45:21; Jer. 50:7; Rom. 3:26; Heb. 10:30-31; 12:23). Divine justice is best exemplified in the plan of redemp‑tion: a. The Lord Jesus Christ, through His vicarious, effica‑cious spiritual death (1 Pet. 2:24), transferred the guilt of all sinners (Rom. 5:12; 6:23) upon himself, and this satisfied the perfect justice of the Father. b. God is now free to pardon and justify the sinner whoaccepts His saving grace (Rom. 3:21-28; 4:5; 8:1)
God c. God is equally free to justly condemn all who reject Christ as Savior (John 3:18, 36; 5:28-30). d. The basis of the unbeliever's indictment is his works, never his sins (Rev. 20:11-15). 3. Judgment belongs to Him who was judged on the cross for us (John 5:22; Heb. 9:27-28). 4. When the believer judges himself in rebound, there is no judgment from God (1 Cor. 11:31). E. Eternal Life. 1. God is absolute existence, Yahweh, "the self-existent One who reveals Himself" (Ex. 3:14; John 8:58). 2. God has neither beginning (Gen. 1:la; Isa. 43:13a; Col.1:17), nor end (Deut. 32:40; 33:27; Job 36:26; Ps. 9:7; 90:2; 102:27; 135:13; Lam. 5:19; Hab. 3:6; John 1:1-4; 1 Tim. 1:17; 1 John 5:11; Rev. 1:8; 21:6; 22:13).
God 3. The believer who expresses faith alone in Christ alone receives eternal life (John 3:16; 10:28-29; 1 John 5:11) and eternal assurance (John 8:51; 14:1-3). 4. The unbeliever who rejects Christ receives eternal judgment (Matt. 25:46a; John 8:24). F. Omniscience. 1. God knows all the knowable. His infinite knowledge is notsubject or confined to time (1 Sam. 2:3; Job 26:6; 31:4; 34:21; 37:16; 42:2b; Ps. 139:1-6, 12; 147:4; Jer. 16:17; Ezek. 11:5; Matt. 10:29-30; Heb. 4:13). 2. He is infinite in wisdom and understanding (1 Sam. 16:7;Ps. 44:21; 147:5b; Prov. 3:19; 5:21; 17:3; Isa. 40:13-14; Jer. 17:10; 51:15; Nah. 1:7; Matt. 6:8; Rom. 8:27; 11:33; 1 John 3:20). 3. He knows the end from the beginning (foreknowledge)(Isa. 41:26; 42:9; 43:9; 46:10; Acts 2:23; 15:18; 1 Pet. 1:2a).
God 4. As God, the Lord Jesus Christ knew all things and all men (Matt. 9:4; John 2:24; 19:28; 21:17). 5. God has always known about every believer: (Job 23:10;Matt. 6:31-32; John 13:7; Rom. 8:28; Col. 1:10; James1:5; 3:17). G. Omnipresence. God is all-powerful, limitless in ability, compatible with His holy character (Gen. 17:1; 18:14; Job 26:7; 42:2; Ps. 24:8; 93:1; 147:5a; Isa. 40:26; 50:2; Jer. 27:5; 32:27; Matt. 19:26; Mark 14:36a; Luke 1:37; Rev. 4:8). Limitless in authority (Ps. 33:9; Rom. 13:1;Heb. 1:3;Rev. 19:6). Manifestation of His power (2 Chron. 16:9; 25:8; Ps. 74:13). Power of the Son (Matt. 9:6; 28:18; John 10:18; 17:2-3). Application to believer: (1 Sam. 17:47; Ps. 27:1; Isa. 26:4; 40:29; Jer. 33:3; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 9:8; Eph. 1:19; 3:20; 2 Tim. 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:5).
God I. Immutability. 1. God is neither capable of nor susceptible to change (Ps. 102:26-27; Mal. 3:6; Heb. 1:12). 2. He is absolute stability (Ps. 40:28; James 1:17). 3. His Word and His works are unchanging: Word (Ps. 119:89; 138:2b; 148:6; Isa. 40:8; 1 Pet. 1:25); works (Eccl. 3:14). 4. From His immutability stems His great faithfulness (Lam. 3:22-23). a. Faithful to keep His promises (Num. 23:19; 1 Kings. 8:56; 2 Cor. 1:20; Titus 1:2; Heb. 10:23; 11:11). b. Faithful to forgive (1 John 1:9). c. Faithful to keep us saved (2 Tim. 2:12-13). d. Faithful to deliver in pressure (1 Cor. 10:13) and faith‑ful in suffering (1 Pet. 4:19). e. Faithful in His plan (1 Cor. 1:9). f. Faithful in His provision (1 Thess. 5:24). g. Faithful to stabilize the believer (2 Thess. 3:3). 5. Christ was faithful to the Father (Heb. 3:1-2; 13:8; Rev. 1:5; 19:11).
God J. Veracity. 1. God is absolute Truth (Deut. 32:4b). a. In His ways (Ps. 25:10; 86:15; Rev. 15:3). b. In His works (Ps. 33:4; 111:7-8; Dan. 4:37). c. In His Word (2 Sam. 7:28; 1 Kings 17:24; Ps. 19:9; 119:142, 151; 138:2; John 8:45; 17:17; 2 Cor. 6:7; Eph. 1:13). 2. The veracity of the Godhead: a. The Father (Ps. 31:5; Isa. 65:16; Jer. 10:10a; John. 3:33; 17:3; Rom. 3:4). b. The Son (John 1:14; 8:32; 14:6; 1 John 5:20; Rev. 16:7; 19:11). c. The Holy Spirit (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 John.5:6). Faith toward God is believing who He IS, WAS AND IS TO COME. Rev.1:6
Doctrine of Baptisms There are three kind of Baptisms: Water baptisms Spirit Baptisms Fire Baptisms Baptism is come from the Greek word “baptizo” identification and immersion. A common meaning if the word “baptizo” originated in the early Greek textile industry. The cloth was totally Identified with the colour. Baptisms of John: Matt.3:1-8 - REPENT
Jesus baptism Matt.3:13-17 – To be identified with John’s message of righteous living. John identified Jesus: The lamb of God Baptizer The promised the saviour The one who is greater The son of God
Water baptism This doctrine id founded by Jesus Christ Himself: Matt.28:16-20; Mk.16:15-16 Faith, salvation and foundational teaching is always and must always come before baptism. Example: Exodus , people of Israelite. Ex. 12-14; 1.Cor.10:1-5 Kids can never be baptise, because they can not have faith until they start reasoning by using the mind that God give them. Kids will be blessed by the sons and servants of God. Kids are saved my there parent: 1.Cor.7:12-14 Example : Noah and his family and Lot and his family.
Why we baptize? We Baptize by water: To obey Jesus Commandment. To Identify ourselves with Jesus and His teachings. Matt.28:16-20, 1.Cor.1:13;10:2 To purify our body: Mk.1:1-4; John.3:22-25 To be ready for new covenant: Tito.3:5 To become a member with Church. Act.2:41 To be saved from crooked generation. Act.2:41-42, 1.Pet.3:20-21 SAVE G4982, σώζω, sōzō, sode'-zo From a primary word σῶςsōs̄ (contraction for the obsolete σάοςsaos, “safe”); to save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): - heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
The result of baptism We will have clean body. Heb.10:22 We will have a good conscience toward God. 1.Pet.3:21 We will put on Christ. Gel.3:27 We will become one with Christ. Rom.6 We will have hope to resurrect like Him. Rom.6:2-4 We will be protected from crooked generations. We will be ready to learn the Law of God and fill by the spirit of God. ( Baptized by Spirit) Water baptism come before spirit baptism, but some times as God will both may come together or one after another. Israelite & Jesus: both. Some disciples: Act.8:4-17;10:44-48
Who can be baptise? Who believe in Jesus Christ: Act.2:41; 8:36-38,16:33 Example: Ethiopian man, Pole, The prison guard Who need to forward in Faith. Who is willing to be identify himself with Jesus Christ and his teachings. All who celebrate the feast of PASSOVER. All who pass trough the DOOR ( Jesus) and Washed from their sis by the Blood of Jesus Christ by Faith through the grace of GOD.
BAPTIZEM CAN’T WASH SIN If the baptism can’t wash sin it can not save soul from sin and sinning again. Man only saved by faith and washed by blood of Jesus Chris from past, present and future sin. Rom.3:25-26 Example: The prison guard Question? “WHAT CAN I DO TO BE SAVED” Act.16:31 Man can be saved if he dies before baptism. Luk.23:39, If you do not baptise you will not be Judged. Mk.16:16 BAPTIZME must be by the name of the FATHER, SON AND HOPY SPIRIT. Mk.16:16; "Let the Word of God be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses" (Matt.18:16 and 2 Cor. 13:1).